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Rosters set for McDonald's All-American game

Posted on: February 18, 2009 6:51 pm
Edited on: February 18, 2009 6:53 pm
 

The rosters for the McDonald's All-American game have been set.

Take a look ...

(Status for next season in parenthesis)

-- East --

Derrick Favors (Georgia Tech)
Lance Stephenson (Uncommitted)
DeMarcus Cousins (Uncommitted)
Kenny Boynton (Florida)
Ryan Kelly (Duke)
Alex Oriakhi (Connecticut)
Dominic Cheek (Villanova)
Dante Taylor – (Pittsburgh)
Dexter Strickland (North Carolina)
Milton Jennings (Clemson)
Maalik Wayns (Villanova)
Peyton Siva (Louisville)

-- West --

John Henson (North Carolina)
Xavier Henry (Memphis)
Renardo Sidney (Uncommitted)
Abdul Gaddy (Washington)
Avery Bradley (Texas)
Wally Judge (Kansas State)
Mason Plumlee (Duke)
Michael Snaer (Florida State)
Tommy Mason-Griffin (Oklahoma)
Keith Gallon (Oklahoma)
Travis Wear (North Carolina)
David Wear (North Carolina)

Here are a few notes about the rosters and game:

  • John Wall, the nation's best point guard, was not eligible for inclusion because he is a fifth-year senior.
  • Of the 24 players selected, 21 are committed to a school.
  • Of those 21, nine have decided to play in the ACC next season.
  • The Big East has five of them and the Big 12 has four.
  • North Carolina has four signees in the game. That's twice as many as any other program.
  • Oklahoma, Duke and Villanova each have two signees in the game.
Comments

Since: Jan 19, 2008
Posted on: February 19, 2009 11:35 pm
 

Rosters set for McDonald's All-American game

The Wear Twins??? Really? I mean, they are good players on a good team, but one of the top 25 eligible players...ehhh. I don't thinks so.

You mean your actually spending your time worrying about this?

 




Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: February 19, 2009 7:24 pm
 

Rosters set for McDonald's All-American game

Happens every year.  You guys should NEVER lose a game.  At least you're not a$$ hoalez like the typical Dook fan.  Pull for my Deacs at Cameron Sunday.




Since: Feb 19, 2009
Posted on: February 19, 2009 2:04 pm
 

Rosters set for McDonald's All-American game

Villanova should have had 3 McD's AA.  Mouphtaou Yarou should have absolutely made the team too.  He got screwed.




Since: Nov 19, 2008
Posted on: February 19, 2009 2:00 pm
 

Rosters set for McDonald's All-American game

Yeah, Carolina has a lot to look forward to with next year's recruiting class.  I'm just hoping Stephenson commits to either Maryland or St. John's.  Lance probably needs to stay close to home before he hits the NBA, so I'm guessing he'll go to the Red Storm, even though I know Self has made a late push for him to come to Kansas.  In that case, I wish him luck finding something exciting to do besides playing basketball.




Since: Aug 6, 2008
Posted on: February 19, 2009 12:32 pm
 

Rosters set for McDonald's All-American game

How do both Wear brothers (both overrated) make it over Mouph Yarou??  Yarou would have made it 3 'Nova commits and clearly should have been on one of the rosters.




Since: Nov 6, 2008
Posted on: February 19, 2009 11:10 am
 

Rosters set for McDonald's All-American game

Orton was injured and not eligible to be selected.




Since: Jan 23, 2008
Posted on: February 19, 2009 10:58 am
 

Rosters set for McDonald's All-American game

Haha, the Wear brothers making it is hilarious.   They are weak and overrated.   Thomas Robinson should have been on one of these squads.  Best rebounder in the nation.   Daniel Orton also should have been picked over either Wear brother.  




Since: Jan 23, 2009
Posted on: February 19, 2009 10:22 am
 

Rosters set for McDonald's All-American game

This is just a guess about the Wear twins, but being the 2 best players on the best high school team in American might have something to do with that.

So it really shouldnt be that much of a head scratcher if you follow any high school basketball. When you are around 6-10 and have the skill set they have you more than likely will be on some all-star teams.

And yes I am a Tarheel fan so this is a little biased. But the first sentence has nothing to do with being a fan, they are the best players on the best team.

GO HEELS!!




Since: Jul 8, 2007
Posted on: February 19, 2009 9:40 am
 

Rosters set for McDonald's All-American game

btw, anyone see how much the wears have grown up the past year? little twigs they are not. cant wait to see em




Since: Dec 6, 2006
Posted on: February 19, 2009 9:35 am
 

Rosters set for McDonald's All-American game

You wrote that to them as if they were sitting at their computer reading your welcome note.

Pet Peeve of mine.



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